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by ducknalddon
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Revenue Management...Evil?
Replies: 27
Views: 695

Re: Revenue Management...Evil?

It's an interesting contradiction, most people here are pretty good at resisting marketing and PR yet much of the work (and education) that we are involved in requires marketing and PR. Thank goodness for cognitive dissonance.
by ducknalddon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?
Replies: 32
Views: 1152

Re: Best solution for ~3 mi professional commute: Electric Bike, Touring Bike, Scooter/Moped, Car, Shuttle, etc.?

vexed87 wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 am
+1 for slow biking. Getting electric assist for 3 miles seems like overkill for someone who is already accustomed to riding regularly, even on a hilly route.
I've got an e-bike and to be honest I ride it everywhere and mostly flat out, it's a huge amount of fun.
by ducknalddon
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Drive it Forever
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Drive it Forever

I've noticed the last couple of cars we owned have had odd electrical issues even though I keep to the most basic model. I wonder how newer cars are going to last as they all seem loaded with gadgets.
by ducknalddon
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Fujitsu scansnap and getting rid of printer
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Fujitsu scansnap and getting rid of printer

If you have a decent digital camera it will take surprisingly good copies, I did this for a while before I bought my ScanSnap.
by ducknalddon
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What is essential to ERE?
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: What is essential to ERE?

I think most ERE people have the firm belief that they are in control of their own destiny/life. I think you have to be careful with that, some things are within our control but much isn't. We don't live in a meritocracy and the more we believe we do the worse we seem to treat people who happened t...
by ducknalddon
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Give me good habits to adopt?
Replies: 22
Views: 1296

Re: Give me good habits to adopt?

the getting out of bed has nothing to do with "habit forming", but with setting the alarm to a time matching Dream of Freedom's circadian rhythm. You can modulate that by changing the time you go to bed, the temperature you set your heating at, your physical activity and diet late in the day and yo...
by ducknalddon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 19
Views: 629

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

PsAi wrote:
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:31 am
I did not find anything regarding that rule that you are talking about. Why should students not be allowed to own a vehicle? What is the reasoning here?
Congestion I presume, you can apply for a license under special circumstances.
by ducknalddon
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Oxford versus Karolinska
Replies: 19
Views: 629

Re: Oxford versus Karolinska

I think you will find it difficult to live in a van around Oxford, there may even be a rule that says you cannot own a vehicle while studying there (I know this is the case in Cambridge).
by ducknalddon
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Best mobile app development tool?
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Best mobile app development tool?

Did wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:18 pm
@ducknalddon Have you used Python to develop mobile apps? I would get up to speed reasonably quickly having done some programming in my youth.
Sorry, I misunderstood and thought you were starting from scratch.
by ducknalddon
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Best mobile app development tool?
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Best mobile app development tool?

If you are starting from scratch I'd forget the phone bit for a while and just learn Python. It has excellent documentation, the learning curve is shallow, there are a ton of YouTube videos on it, it is used for serious work if you want to pursue a career in it and it will run fine on your Windows m...
by ducknalddon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How to prepare for the next recession?
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: How to prepare for the next recession?

Big companies often have a hiring freeze during recessions so they will use contractors to work around that. Eventually it catches up though as new projects aren't started and old ones are finished or cancelled.
by ducknalddon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Ways to reduce money supply?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: Ways to reduce money supply?

When you borrow $10,000 from the bank, that money is created and put in your account. When you pay it back, that money is destroyed. That's not my understanding, central banks (federal reserve) can create money but the money you borrow from your local bank has been deposited. It may have been round...
by ducknalddon
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Professionalism - Please Explain?
Replies: 32
Views: 2875

Re: Professionalism - Please Explain?

1. Do your job in the manner prescribed by management. 2. Treat customers and colleagues with the utmost respect. 3. Do not make anyone uncomfortable through your words or actions. 4. Resolve all conflicts through the appropriate channels, which should not be a problem if you stick to #1-3. Might b...
by ducknalddon
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Holiday hacks
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Holiday hacks

We keep our holidays cheap by not travelling too far, travelling out of season, choosing self catering accommodation, shopping around and keeping to free activities like walking.
by ducknalddon
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Would you give your kids money for college or life?
Replies: 24
Views: 1460

Re: Would you give your kids money for college or life?

We funded both of ours, both studied computer science. It was a lot of money but I felt strongly it would be wrong to send them off into the world saddled with debt. However they both know it stops there, they will always be welcome back home if they fall on hard times but I wouldn't bail them out o...
by ducknalddon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Beating an Applicant Tracking System?
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: Beating an Applicant Tracking System?

brookline wrote: Wow that's ingenious! No wonder big companies that likely use ATS aren't interviewing me at all. :x
Some might consider that a benefit, how companies recruit is a reflection on the organisation as a whole.
by ducknalddon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The Law Against Social Parasites
Replies: 29
Views: 1823

Re: The Law Against Social Parasites

BRUTE wrote:does the small "defense" spending of the swiss have anything to do with them pretty much never being involved in any wars? which way does the causation go?
I always thought it was down to their geography making them difficult to invade.
by ducknalddon
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: One Million in the Bank
Replies: 33
Views: 2615

Re: One Million in the Bank

BRUTE wrote:not sure if business is harder, more complex, or brute just doesn't have the talent.
Having run a couple and met many people who do the same I'm coming to the conclusion a lot of it is just luck, being in the right place at the right time.
by ducknalddon
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: 1% rule for housing applicable UK / Worldwide?

Having a nice simple answer to these questions is quite appealing but almost certainly wrong. There are a lot of variables to consider that make the answer different for each individual.
by ducknalddon
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Problems money can't solve?
Replies: 13
Views: 1073

Re: Problems money can't solve?

Politics
by ducknalddon
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How to be alone but not lonely?
Replies: 27
Views: 2217

Re: How to be alone but not lonely?

Even though I'm an introvert I don't think I'd want to live on my own, if I do find myself in that situation I'll almost certainly get a dog.
by ducknalddon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: "Skin Hunger" - is affection required for most people to feel fully nourished?
Replies: 16
Views: 1231

Re: "Skin Hunger" - is affection required for most people to feel fully nourished?

My neighbors teenage daughter works in a pub with a regular flow of retirees at lunch times. She has discovered she will get a much bigger tip if she touches them on the arm when she takes their orders.
by ducknalddon
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 271
Views: 27383

Re: Something From Nothing Log

Ego wrote:A few weeks ago I found this BMW motorcycle
I was really impressed up to that point :)
by ducknalddon
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 271
Views: 27383

Re: Something From Nothing Log

C40 wrote:Or if you've brave enough, you could use your hand to shift the front manually (just be careful!)
Only if you think you have too many fingers :)